Ringrose Denture Clinichttp://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:09:03 -0700en-us<![CDATA[Neuromuscular Dentures]]>http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/dentures/neuromuscular-dentures/http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/dentures/neuromuscular-dentures/Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:09:03 -0700As an oral health-care specialist, the Ringrose Denture Clinic offers various types of dentures to satisfy each patient's specific requirements. In close consultation with you, we will determine what those requirements are and how to meet them. State-of-the-art dentures are able to restore your smile as well as be compatible with the sensitive tissues of your mouth.

What Should You Expect:

  • Premium quality dentures that instill confidence and provide confidence and provide comfort.
  • Precision dentures that provide optimum function while eating, speaking or laughing.
  • Natural life-like dentures that recreate the character of your smile.


Did You Know?

  • You should not wear loose dentures. Have them checked immediately. Loose dentures can cause excessive friction and pressure toward the gum tissues and bones, resulting in painful sore spots and bone shrinkage.
  • Dentures can warp if placed in hot water.
  • Dentures can change shape if they dry out. When not in use, cover dentures with water or a denture-cleaning solution to prevent them from drying out.
  • Dentures should be brushed inside and outside daily with a soft, large nylon denture toothbrush with round-ended bristles. Use denture creams instead of toothpastes, which are too abrasive and will scratch your denture. Rinse with cold water.
  • Your mouth is constantly changing. Inspect your denture regularly for worn teeth. Be sure to visit your the Ringrose Denture Clinic regularly as part of your recommended check up schedule.
  • Some medications can affect denture fit and wearability so be sure to discuss this with your doctor and dental professional.
  • Only your dental professional is qualified to diagnose your oral health and adjust your denture or partial.
  • Most dental insurance policies will pay for a new denture every 5 years.
  • Worn and stained dentures can make you look older and cause your dentures to function poorly.

Comfort and esthetics are the Neuromuscular Standard

Neuromuscular Dentures

Everyone who wears a denture knows that a denture needs to fit well and be comfortable. However most people are not aware that the fit and comfort of a denture is strongly influenced by occlusion, commonly known as the bite.

A neuromuscular denture is designed to fit precisely within your mouth and harmonize the relationship between the muscles of the mouth and neck as well as the jaws and the denture teeth. This harmony sets the stage for a comfortable denture that works together with the facial structures to optimize the bite and create a well fitting, functional, beautiful denture.

Malocclusion

Malocclusion is the term used in dentistry, for a bite which is not harmonious. When your teeth do not come together correctly your muscles around the mouth will compensate for this to help reduce your discomfort and they do this without you really noticing. Because the muscles have made this compensation they never fully relax, this can lead to a toxin build up within the muscle body which can show as other symptoms.

Some of the symptoms of a Malocclusion.

Although the signs and symptoms differ from person to person, the most common symptoms are listed below

  • Frequent Headaches
  • Ringing and congested ears
  • Popping or clicking of the jaw
  • Shoulder, neck and back pain
  • Clenching and teeth grinding
  • Tingling of the fingers
  • Sensitive teeth and oral tissue

How it is done

With the use of a specialized instrument called a Myomonitor we will relax your muscles around your head and neck. The Myomonitor is an Ultra low frequency Transcutanios Electrical Neural Stimulation unit or TENS unit. This process is carried out for a period of 20-60 minutes at select stages of the denture treatment.

During the bite registration the muscles are relaxed, which allows us to correctly identify your lower jaws Neuromuscular or Physiological resting position. This then enables us to record your neuromuscular path of closure to your correct harmonious bite, utilizing the muscles to naturally stabilize the dentures. This closed position is recorded.

Results may vary, but people who are treated with Neuromuscular Dentistry and Neuromuscular Dentures find that some or all of their symptoms improve.

Neuromuscular denture principles have been in use for over forty years making this technique time proven. However with the use of newer instrument technology and materials this allows Ian Ringrose DD to produce truly superior dentures.

It is very important to seek professional advice before choosing the denture that best suits your lifestyle. State-of-the-art dentures must be able to restore the light reflecting quality of natural teeth as well as be compatible with the sensitive tissues in the mouth. A denture should be comfortable allowing the wearer to forget it while eating and speaking. Most importantly, the correct denture will restore a carefree smile to your face.

  • Premium quality dentures instill confidence and provide optimum function while eating, speaking or laughing.
  • With sophisticated instrumentation, all your facial information is recorded to recreate the character of your smile and restore the natural contour of your lips and facial muscles.
  • Premium Ivoclar denture teeth are used to reflect light through several layers that mimic natural teeth. The quality materials resist wear, chipping and staining.
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<![CDATA[Our Commitment to You]]>http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/about-us/our-commitment-to-you/http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/about-us/our-commitment-to-you/Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:06:54 -0700Quality
  • Attention to detail. You benefit because the denturist is very precise. He will make sure that everything is just right.
  • Treatment Planning. You benefit because before any treatment begins, the denturist will develop a comprehensive plan and give you treatment alternatives.
  • Materials. You benefit because we use only the highest quality materials.
  • Ethics. You benefit because we are a patient-centred practice. Our focus is on doing what is right for the patient in accordance with the highest ethical standards of our profession.
  • Collaboration. You benefit because you get the best of both worlds - the combined expertise of a denturist and a dentist. We work with a dentist who is very experienced with implant placement.
  • Outcome. You benefit because we are dedicated to producing an outstanding result.

Speed

  • Scheduling. You benefit because we will call you if an earlier appointment becomes available.
  • Waiting Time. You benefit because you can fill out forms in advance and we always strive to keep your waiting time to a minimum.
  • Planning Appointments: You benefit because we will complete your treatment in the fewest possible appointments.
  • Returning Phone Calls. You benefit because we always return phone calls promptly.
  • User-Friendly Practice. You benefit because we want it to be very easy for you to access our practice and receive treatment.
  • Communication. You benefit because we always inform before we perform.

Value

  • Excellent Value for the Dollar. You benefit because you always get your money's worth here.
  • Testimonials. You benefit because we will eliminate the fear of the unknown by sharing comments with you from other patients.
  • Photos. You benefit because you can see for yourself the results we achieve.
  • Functional Value. You benefit because you will be able to go into a restaurant and order what you want to eat, not what you have to eat, when you have implant supported dentures.
  • Aesthetic Value. You benefit because we achieve dramatic results, and you can see what your appearance will be before we finish your denture.
  • Psychological Value. You benefit because we will help you improve the quality of your life.

Service

  • Focus on Patient. You benefit because we never forget that we are a patient-centered practice.
  • Sincerity. You benefit because we are truly committed to excellent patient care and customer service.
  • Enthusiasm. You benefit because we are genuinely excited to help you improve your oral health and your smile.
  • Knowledge. You benefit because we are very knowledgeable about denture care and we will take the time to share that knowledge with you.
  • Listening Skills. You benefit because we are dedicated to listening carefully to your questions and concerns.
  • Getting the Problem/Request Solved. You benefit because our goal is to solve your problem or honour your request in a manner that satisfies you.
  • Do It Once and Do It Right. You benefit because we are dedicated to giving you definitive treatment that will last a very long time.

Innovation

  • Leading edge practice. You benefit because we use the latest materials and techniques.
  • Taking advantage of technology. You benefit because we have the latest technology in our office, both clinically and administratively.
  • Comfortable with technology. You benefit because we are always learning to incorporate new technology into the practice and use it to serve you better.
  • We love continuing education. You benefit because we are life-long learners who attend many continuing dental education courses each year to stay current.
  • Advances in denture care are exciting. You benefit because we believe we have a duty to share the latest scientific advances with you.

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<![CDATA[Contact Us]]>http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/contact-us/http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/contact-us/Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:00:38 -0700We are proud to serve the Ottawa Valley from our centrally located clinic in Renfrew.

Ringrose Denture Clinic
217 Plaunt Street,
Renfrew, Ontario
K7V 1M7

Phone: (613) 432-4831
Toll Free: 1-888-269-5932

email: info@ringrosedentureclinic.ca


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<![CDATA[FAQ]]>http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/faq/http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/faq/Fri, 23 Jan 2015 9:05:39 -0700Q. Why go to a Denturist?

A. Denturists study the clinical and technical aspect of removable dentures and general health longer than any other oral health-care practitioner. The College of Denturists of Ontario acknowledges that Denturists are "Denture Specialists". Anyone can consult a Denturist without a referral from another health-care professional. Denturist provide the most cost and time effective denture treatment. Most Denturists' laboratory work is performed on the premises by the Denturist who sees you. This ensures quality of care is consistent and personal. Your Denturist's expertise and professionalism make him or her the best possible choice to help you derive the maximum benefit from the most advance denture technology. If you do not have a regular dentist or need a referral to an oral surgeon, your Denturist will be happy to refer you to the appropriate practitioner. If your dentures are more than five years old, make an appointment to talk with your Denturist. You can improve your looks, self-confidence and your health with quality dentures.

Q. What's so different about going to Ringrose Denture Clinic versus other dental professionals?

A. The professional staff at Ringrose Denture Clinic listen to your needs. They personally handle every step in the construction of your denture: from the first impression to the last adjustment. There is no middleman in the fabrication of your new denture. Ringrose Denture Clinic has an on site laboratory to produce your personalized custom-made dentures.

Q. How long do Dentures last?

A. Your dentures will not last indefinitely. The denture teeth and base will wear and stain over time. The tissues of the mouth are undergoing continual change so that the dentures will have to be adjusted, rebased or remade from time to time. This time will vary and depend upon such factors as individual tolerances, habits and the length of time you have had dentures. The average life of a denture is about five to seven years.

Did You Know?

  • You should not wear loose dentures. Have them checked immediately. Loose dentures can cause excessive friction and pressure toward the gum tissues and bones, resulting in painful sore spots and bone shrinkage.
  • Dentures can warp if placed in hot water.
  • Dentures can change shape if they dry out. When not in use, cover dentures with water or a denture-cleaning solution to prevent them from drying out.
  • Dentures should be brushed inside and outside daily with a soft, large nylon denture toothbrush with round-ended bristles. Use denture creams instead of toothpastes, which are too abrasive and will scratch your denture. Rinse with cold water.
  • Your mouth is constantly changing. Inspect your denture regularly for worn teeth. Be sure to visit your the Ringrose Denture Clinic regularly as part of your recommended check up schedule.
  • Some medications can affect denture fit and wearability so be sure to discuss this with your doctor and dental professional.
  • Only your dental professional is qualified to diagnose your oral health and adjust your denture or partial.
  • Most dental insurance policies will pay for a new denture every 5 years.
  • Worn and stained dentures can make you look older and cause your dentures to function poorly.

Your Denturist is sensitive to your well-being and to the general condition of your dentures. They also have the experience and expertise to advise you on your best treatment plan and how to proceed.

Q. Now that I have dentures I don't need an annual exam, do I?

A. An annual exam is highly recommended. Over time your mouth goes through considerable changes. Tissue shrinkage and loss of underlying bone (resorption) on which your dentures rest will occur. Since your dentures do not change, they may no longer fit like they once did. Early detection and elimination of tissue inflammation is important to minimize shrinkage of the supporting bone and tissue. By keeping the tissue healthy your dentures will continue to fit correctly. Having an annual oral exam may prevent or help detect the existence of oral cancer or other abnormal conditions. There is a fee for the exam but your insurance company may reimburse the visit if it is a covered expense.

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<![CDATA[Dentures]]>http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/dentures/http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/dentures/Fri, 23 Jan 2015 9:01:39 -0700Standard Or Premium Personalized Dentures

As an oral health-care specialist, the Ringrose Denture Clinic offers various types of dentures to satisfy each patient's specific requirements. In close consultation with you, we will determine what those requirements are and how to meet them. State-of-the-art dentures are able to restore your smile as well as be compatible with the sensitive tissues of your mouth.

What Should You Expect:

  • Premium quality dentures that instill confidence and provide confidence and provide comfort.
  • Precision dentures that provide optimum function while eating, speaking or laughing.
  • Natural life-like dentures that recreate the character of your smile.

Standard dentures may fit comfortably and chew well, but are designed for the average patient using basic tooth shades and shapes. Every denture patient, especially those with oral tissues which have resorbed (shrunk) or those who have unusual jaw relationships (bite) may require a personalized denture that utilizes premium materials and precision techniques. With premium personalized dentures, esthetics, comfort, fit and function combine to allow your smile to look more natural.

Premium personalized quality dentures instill confidence and provide optimum function while eating, speaking or laughing.

Through the use of sophisticated instrumentation, from the impressions of your jaws to the specific jaw movements you make, all your facial information is recorded.

We are then able to recreate the character of your smile and restore the natural contour of your lips and facial muscles. Let your smile shine through!

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<![CDATA[Home]]>http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/home/http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/home/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 1:49:10 -0700Ringrose Denture Clinic wants to share with you some valuable information on the benefits of dentures and the different types available, so you can make an informed decision about your dentures.

The Ringrose Denture Clinic was established in 1974 and since then has made thousands of dentures. Serving Quebec, Renfrew, Arnprior, Pembroke and the rest of the Ottawa Valley, Ringrose Denture Clinic strives to remain at the forefront of denture fabrication through research, education and unique clinical applications.

The Ringrose Denture Clinic specializes in Premium Dentures, Biofunctional Dentures and Implant supported dentures. We are also certified to provide BPS Dentures - The denture that fits your lifestyle.

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<![CDATA[Implants]]>http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/implants/http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/implants/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 1:02:00 -0700You Belong In This Picture!

If you've ever felt frustrated about the function of your dentures ... or your overall health and your denture problems have kept you out of the picture for too long, it is time you consider the benefits of implant supported dentures.

When it comes to quality of life, the statistics for people who wear dentures leave a lot to be desired. You may be surprised to learn that 29% of denture wearers eat only soft or mashed foods and 50% avoid many foods all together.

The natural look, feel and function of implanted teeth has given thousands of former denture wearers and sufferers of serious tooth loss, a new lease on life.

What Are Dental Implants?

The preferred method of tooth replacement is the dental implant. In short, dental implants are a substitute for tooth roots, and form a stable foundation for permanent replacement of teeth. They also act as a support for full and partial dentures, since the implants integrate with the bone to act as an anchor for the replacememt teeth.

Dental implants can also preserve the bone by providing stimulation that was previously provided by the natural tooth root system. This helps to maintain the integrity of your facial structure.

Dental implants are the closest possible replacement for natural teeth, and the best way to restore your natural smile. The cost of these implants has become very affordable. Ask your Denturist about how dental implants might be the right solution for you.

Benefits Of Dental Implants

improved oral health, ability to eat, appearance and self-esteem

  •  increased denture comfort
  • denture stability is increased
  • help prevent bone loss
  • resorbtion of tissue is reduced
  • your mouth is restored to a natural state which allows superior long-term esthetics, enhancing the beauty of your natural smile and quality of your life

Implant retained dentures are more stable and "real" feeling than most types of dentures. Implants are a proven restoration option with a long, clinical history and an excellent success rate.

Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. Many patients who have chosen implant-supported teeth report they are happy and comfortable for the first time since the loss their natural teeth.

Bring Back Your Smile!

At the Ringrose Denture Clinic we want to help you bite, chew, and smile with the same confidence you had with your natural teeth.

Millions of people experience difficulties associated with missing teeth. These difficulties can severely undermine your self-confidence and quality of life. Missing teeth can compromise your health, eating habits, speech and appearance.

When teeth are lost, bone loss occurs, which in turn affects your denture. This results in the denture becoming loose, which causes difficulty in stabilization of the denture, decreased chewing ability, and deterioration of the jaw structure over time .

If you're considering dental implants, we're here to answer your questions and help you make an informed decision.

Ringrose Denture Clinic is a proud member of the Dental Implant Society.

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<![CDATA[About Us]]>http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/about-us/http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/about-us/Wed, 26 Nov 2014 1:37:32 -0700Our Philosophy

At Ringrose Denture Clinic, we believe that as our patient you deserve:
courteous, attentive and respectful service

  • to be served in a pleasant and warm environment
  • to be treated by qualified, well-trained and responsible personnel
  • to be informed about the alternative treatment options available to you
  • to obtain ongoing care that meets your specific needs
  • to receive a clear and accurate estimate prior to any treatment

Ian Ringrose has been a practicing Denturist since 1974. He is registered with the College of Denturists in Ontario. Ian received his certificate of registration or license after successfully completing written and practical qualifying exams set by the College of Denturists of Ontario.  Ian has been practicing in the Ottawa Valley for over 40 years, serving Arnprior, Renfrew, Pembroke, Eganville, Shawville, Campbell's Bay in western Quebec.

The practical exam requires all candidates to perform the clinical and laboratory procedures to make and fit a test patient with a set of complete dentures. They must also demonstrate their ability to design and construct partial dentures and make repairs.

Ian continues to participate in continuing education programs to ensure that he remains at the forefront of denture fabrication through research, education and unique clinical applications.

Ringrose Denture Clinic is a proud member of the Dental Implant Society.
 

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<![CDATA[Dentures In A Day]]>http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/implants/dentures-in-a-day/http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/implants/dentures-in-a-day/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:38:05 -0700The All-on-4™ dental implant technique has existed for over a decade. During that time, thousands of patients, including many who lacked the bone density for traditional implants, have been given a brand new smile. This is an excellent alternative for patients who already have dentures or who've been thinking about getting them, and because it only takes one appointment to complete an All-on-4 procedure, patients can look forward to immediate functionality, often without any bone grafting and with a much shorter recovery time. In fact, patients can often enjoy a light that same day.

What makes All-on-4 dental implants different from traditional implants is the number of implant posts required to secure a patient's fixed bridge and the angle at which they're placed. With traditional implants, it can take as many as eight implant posts to secure a restoration. With All-on-4s, on the other hand, securing a new bridge only takes four posts, with the back two posts angled to provide extra support and to avoid either the sinus cavity in the upper jaw or the nerve canal in the lower jaw. It's because of these sharp differences between traditional and All-on-4 dental implants that a complete procedure can be done in one appointment.

Committing to traditional dentures often means putting up with dentures that don't fit properly or require messy adhesive pastes. Speaking and eating can be difficult, too. But with All-on-4 dentures, improved functionality and appearance can be yours in a single day, with the added benefit that they can be cared for exactly as you would care for your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. If you're seriously considering dental implants and want to know if you're a candidate, don't hesitate to give us a call today. Ian Ringrose would be happy to meet with you and answer any questions you might have, in addition to completing a thorough oral exam that will tell him everything he needs to know about what form of treatment is best for you.

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<![CDATA[Immediate Dentures]]>http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/dentures/immediate-dentures/http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/dentures/immediate-dentures/Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:59:04 -0700When Is An Immediate Denture Used?

To avoid being without teeth, we will offer the immediate denture technique.

This involves taking impressions of your mouth while your natural teeth are still present.

We then fabricate a denture in the likeness of your natural teeth.

When your natural teeth are extracted, your immediate denture is then inserted.

By using this technique, you have avoided having to go without any teeth during the healing process.

Things You Should Know About Immediate Dentures

Since we are unable to try the denture prior to extracting your teeth, certain esthetic compromises may be necessary. Normally, there are no significant problems and we are able to achieve good results for most patients.

It is important to follow the postoperative instructions provided by the Ringrose Denture Clinic very carefully.

As healing occurs, the oral tissues recede so denture adjustments may be required. Follow-up appointments with us are necessary. To maintain the best fit and comfort, a temporary liner or tissue conditioner may be placed in the denture. During the next few months, bone and gum tissue will probably continue to shrink to some degree; however, the rate of change decreases with time. This is a natural occurrence, which is to be expected. After the healing process is complete, either a new permanent full denture(s) will be made or your denture(s) will be relined or rebased to ensure the most comfortable fit possible.

Ringrose Denture Clinic will recommend the option that best meets your particular needs.

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<![CDATA[Partial Dentures]]>http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/dentures/partial-dentures/http://www.ringrosedentureclinic.ca/dentures/partial-dentures/Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:58:44 -0700Type And Style Of Partials

A partial denture may be tooth-supported or tooth and tissue supported. There are significant differences between theses two types of dentures. These differences are best explained by your Denturist.

The number of teeth remaining, the position and the stability of the teeth are only a few of the factors that help to determine what style or type of partial denture would be best for you. Partials can be made of different materials, including acrylics, a metal/acrylic combination or flexible thermoplastics.

Acrylic partials are usually used as a transitional or temporary replacement of missing teeth, depending on your personal circumstances.

The metal/acrylic partial —commonly called a cast partial— is usually a more rigid and permanent style of denture. The metal is either a highly compatible chrome cobalt alloy or titanium, which are both ultra thin, light and very strong.

The new flexible thermoplastics have the advantage of esthetics and flexibility.

All partials are designed to be removable and should be removed nightly to contribute to a healthy oral environment.

With newer designs, materials and techniques, partials are more comfortable than ever before. Ask us about the many designs available, some of which have no visible clasps and are virtually undetectable.

The Benefits Of Partials

Partial dentures do not harm remaining natural teeth. A partial denture may prevent your natural teeth from shifting or drifting into the space left by the loss of a natural tooth. In fact, a partial denture may help maintain the position of your natural teeth by providing them with additional support.

With a partial denture, you will look better, feel better and chew better!

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